Capacity factors of a mixed speed railway network

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    Abstract

    Fifty-four combinations of track network and speed differential are evaluated within a linear, discrete time network model that maximizes an objective function of train volume, delays, and idle train time. The results contradict accepted dispatching practice by suggesting that when introducing a priority, high-speed train onto a network, maximum network now is attained when the priority train operates at maximum speed. in addition, increasing siding capacity at meeting points may offer a network capacity improvement comparable to partial double track. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTransportation Research. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
    Volume45
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)830-841
    ISSN1366-5545
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Business and International Management
    • Management Science and Operations Research
    • Transportation
    • Capacity analysis
    • Line planning
    • Scheduled railways
    • high-speed train
    • railway transport
    • time series analysis
    • transportation system
    • ENGINEERING,
    • OPERATIONS
    • TRANSPORTATION
    • ECONOMICS
    • OPTIMIZATION
    • LINE
    • RAILROADS

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